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Exclusive: Documents Detail Meetings Of Russians With Treasury, Federal Reserve

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:10

Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina met in 2015 with top leaders in the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve, according to materials obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Maria Butina Says She Was 'Building Peace.' That's Not How The Feds See It

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:07

The Russian agent gave an interview to NPR from the detention center where she has been in custody since last summer. She denies being a spy or taking part in election interference.

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Will Gene-Edited Food Be Government Regulated?

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:01

Crops that have had their DNA tweaked with new gene-editing tools are entering the food supply. But governments are struggling to figure out how — or even whether — to regulate them.

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New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers' Budget

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:01

The latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports is expected to hit more products U.S. consumers actually buy, and businesses say they have no choice but to pass the added costs on to consumers.

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Justice John Paul Stevens Talks History, His New Book, And Pingpong

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:01

At 99, the retired Supreme Court justice — author of The Making of a Justice — says "the world is changing much faster than I anticipated. " And it's changing, he says, "for the worse."

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Amid Chaos, Alabama Senate Postpones Vote On Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:17

Shouting broke out on the floor when a rape and incest exemption was removed without a roll call vote. "I want the people of the state of Alabama to know how we vote," said a Democratic state senator.

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Severe Weather And Storms Pummel Southern States

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:33

Residents of southeastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are bracing for a multiday barrage of dangerous heavy rain and flash flooding.

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U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean 'Sanctions-Busting' Ship

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:29

U.S. authorities say it is the first-ever seizure of a North Korean cargo vessel for breaking international sanctions. The coal ship has been detained in Indonesia for the past year.

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Tense U.S.-China Trade Talks Underway With Threat Of Tariffs Looming

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 20:02

The move represents a ramping up of ongoing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

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At $82 Billion, Uber's Market Debut To Be The Biggest In Five Years

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 19:04

Months ago, there was speculation the company could be valued as high as $120 billion. Instead, the company is taking a more conservative approach — relatively speaking, anyway.

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FCC Blocks Chinese Company's Bid For International Phone Services In The U.S.

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:43

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said it would "seriously jeopardize" national security, law enforcement and economic interests. The agency is also looking into authorizations granted to other Chinese firms.

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With Some Players Bowing Out, Trump Hosts Red Sox At The White House

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:22

The 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox were honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday. Most players of color stayed away, leading one sportswriter to comment, "its the white Sox who'll be going."

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Experimental Drug For Huntington's Disease Jams Malfunctioning Gene

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:25

More than 600 people will take part in study to test a promising treatment for Huntington's disease, a fatal inherited condition. The experimental drug interferes with defective genetic machinery.

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Bernie Dalton, Songwriter Who Battled ALS, Dies At 49

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:07

Bernie Dalton, the fledgling songwriter whose battle with ALS inspired the band Bernie and the Believers has died.

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A Look At Foreign Policy Challenges Trump Faces

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:07

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass about the myriad of foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration.

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Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan As Defense Secretary

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:06

Shanahan has served as acting defense secretary since former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned last December over President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

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Trump Throws Support Behind Fix For Surprise Medical Bills, But Hurdles Remain

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:03

A bipartisan group of senators has been working on a plan to protect patients from unexpected medical bills. Disagreements within the health care industry could thwart those efforts.

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Trump Administration's 'Remain In Mexico' Program Tangles Legal Process

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:59

Immigrant advocates say the policy, known as Migrant Protection Protocols, is not protecting migrants. It is difficult for lawyers to reach clients and puts migrants in danger.

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Deutsche Bank Is The 'Rosetta Stone' To Unlock Trump Finances, Journalist Says

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:18

The German bank was Trump's partner on countless investments at a time when most of Wall Street shied away. As a result, NY Times editor David Enrich says, it has a trove of information about Trump.

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Pope Francis Issues Rules Requiring Priests And Nuns To Report Abuse

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:20

The papal decree also sets up new procedures to hold more-senior church authorities such as bishops accountable for committing abuse or for covering up the crimes of others.

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